Hello, I'm new to this forum. I've been making soap fairly regularly and have never had any sort of problem until this last batch, which turned out to be extremely dry, hard and crumbly. I followed the exact amount of lye that the calculator came up with (I use Bramble Berry's, but double-checked with a 2nd one after the soap turned out to be disaster), so I don't think there was an excess of lye. I read afterward that the entire container of palm oil should be warmed to a liquid before measuring for use, because the fatty acids in the oil separates when it is firm. I rarely use palm oil and did not warm it up before measuring. Could that be the reason for the dryness?